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John Kennedy
Making the leap from Symphony to Resolve
on Nov 6, 2014 at 2:07:28 pm

I'm exploring a change in our workflow from finishing in Avid Symphony to finishing in Resolve. Any tips, pros, cons, etc.?

Avid Adreneline - MC 3.1
Avid Nitrous - Symphony
Avid Mojo - MC 3.0.1
Final Cut Pro 6.0.3


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Michael Phillips
Re: Making the leap from Symphony to Resolve
on Nov 6, 2014 at 2:37:08 pm

Will they be running on the same system?
Different system, but on a SAN?
Working with Avid native MXF media?
Conform to camera originals?
Greater than HD master?
Finish in Resolve for all deliverables?
Roundtrip back to Symphony?

I will say that the Resolve User Manual is very well written and would be the first place to start. The MC workflow is documented in several areas.


Michael


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Glenn Sakatch
Re: Making the leap from Symphony to Resolve
on Nov 6, 2014 at 4:47:02 pm

Just remember, a lot of what you are doing in Symphony for finishing you will still have to do in Symphony.

I tell everyone I color in Resolve, but finish in (in my case) DS.

Proper titles, picture fixes, fx work still is much easier in other programs.

I have a few plugins for Resolve, but I've actually quit using them within the program because they just kill the playback.

(Neat Video and a film plugin) I run them in DS, render them once, and I'm off to the races. In Resolve, the whole project comes to a halt when a clip hits a plugin.

I just told this story the other day on another forum. I was in DS cloning out an objectionable item in a shot when the director proclaimed "Resolve sure is an awesome program" I replied, yes it is an awesome program, but we aren't in Resolve right now"

Its not that it can't "finish" a show, but there are better tools for some aspects of "finishing"...right now.

Glenn


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Chris Coote
Re: Making the leap from Symphony to Resolve
on Nov 7, 2014 at 6:22:45 pm

I have been using this workflow on a series recently:

Export AAF from avid (Link to original avid media DNX145)
Color in resolve
Export using Avid round trip preset DNX220X targeting new folder 2
in Avid MediaFiles - MXF folder.
Generate new AAF from Resolve
Let Avid scan the new database on Avid restart.
Import AAF.
This has been working great so far.

Chris


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Glenn Sakatch
Re: Making the leap from Symphony to Resolve
on Nov 7, 2014 at 7:26:17 pm

For sure, my comment was more to say "don't throw out your finishing box yet"

Glenn


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